25 Apr Care England welcomes scheme to improve the learning environment for nurses
Care England, the largest representative body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:
“These pilots demonstrate that the care sector is a crucial part of the health and social care landscape. Both nurses and carers have a vital part to play in the professional nursing agenda. This initiative has fostered strong partnerships and goes some way to developing a sustainable workforce that takes pride in providing high quality, joined up care”.
The report was launched at the Care Home Parliamentary Reception in the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Greengross.
Representatives from the pilot care homes had the opportunity to meet Parliamentarians, members of the Care Home Parliamentary Network and providers and they received a trophy in recognition of their hard work and commitment.
Professor Deborah Sturdy, Director Health and Well-being, Royal Hospital Chelsea says:
“Care home nursing is a much misunderstood part of the nursing family that requires a plethora of skills often not recognised by NHS colleagues. Without expert nurses in care homes many older people, or those with learning disabilities, do not receive the care that they need and deserve”.